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Page 2 Tell them you saw it in The Loop ~ Your Hometown Community News & Local Happenings, Since 2001 Nov . 8 ~ 22, 2014 The Loop nwspp 206 South Gn St. n Downtown Thchp, Ca 93561 www.theLoopNewspaper.com • sales@theLoopNewspaper.com Phon: 661-822-8188 • Fax: 661-822-5646 Cssfd ads : Call or email. Deadline Wednesday at 4 p.m. a week beore publication date. For rates please call our oce. Dstbuton to Tehachapi, Bear Valley, Stallion Springs, Keene, Mojave, Caliornia City, Neenach, JawBone Canyon and Edwards Airorce Base. Mailing directly to homes. The Loop has been East Kern’s guide to entertainment and local news since 2001. It is picked up and read by over 10,000 readers (20,000 monthly) and delivered to over 250 locations, two times a month. Subscriptions are available or price o mailing. eDiTOrial POliCy: Opinions o contributors are their own and do not necessarily reect those o sta or management. All content o are the property o Hilltop Publishers. Learn More About Us Online: www.thloopNwspp.com Page 4 Real Estate Spotlight • Mortgage Matters Page 5 Meet Your New Neighbors • Covered California Page 6-8 It’s a Dog’s Life • Adopt-A-Pet Section Gt Tunout o Sp & Nut Sgn Ups Pg 9 Fnnc Focus Page 10 WW II Veteran Win Saville’s Memories Page 11 Local Veteran’s Enjoy Visiting Local Airports • TCT News Page 12 A Page of History • Woman About Town Page 15 One Man’s Passion Pg 16 Jnn’s Thoughts Page 17 Fashion at Dahlia’s • Kiee and Son’s Ford • Local Coupons Page 18 Jadric earns Grand Master honors Page 19 TCT’s The Curious Savage • What’s Up in Stallion Springs? Page 32 Ashmore Motors • Placer Title Business Spotlight Keeley and Janis Osbrink are not your average thirteen and ourteen year olds – both girls already know where they want to go to college. Keeley wants to attend Fresno State, and Janis is thinking about Montana University, because both schools have highly rated rodeo teams. The girls are currently spending many weekends competing in rodeo events sponsored by the Caliornia Junior High Rodeo Association. Their events include barrel racing, pole bending, and team roping. Each girl has a “pattern horse” and a “livestock horse”. They care or their horses themselves, and help their parents take care o the amily’s other 26 horses, six cows and several dogs. To make extra money the girls also oten help take care o other people’s animals. To maintain this very active liestyle and to stay in competition orm, the Osbrink amily needed a school that would provide the needed exibility and the curriculum required or the girls to pursue their college plans. Their parents chose Caliornia Connections Academy at Central, a tuition-ree online public school, which is based in Visalia and services more than 200 students in Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties. On an average day, ater breakast, their mother Diana does attendance and the girls work on their assignments. Each assignment has a deadline, although they can be somewhat exible. Diana says she tries to load most o their study schedule into the frst three days o the week to accommodate their rodeo/riding schedule. The girls said they may also have “live lessons” online. With some o the more popular classes, like art, they need to sign in early as the classes fll up ast and attendance is limited. They try to be online a hal hour, or so, early, and they can chat with the other students until the class starts. These classes include time or questions and answers, and students can also request a live chat with the teacher. I the girls happen to miss a live class they can log into the “library” and listen to the class they missed. Diana says she likes that she can always see what the girls are doing, what grades they get on tests, and what answers they got wrong, so she can help them. The girls said that some classes have “portolios”, which are projects to complete. For example, Janis just completed models o an animal cell and a plant cell. The teacher was so impressed with her work that she received 23 points out o possible 18 or her project. They go to Bakersfeld or PE testing per the Caliornia regulations (riding and roping do count toward PE requirements), and they go to Bakersfeld or Mojave or state testing. These occasions, along with school picnics and feld trips, give the girls a chance to spend time their teachers and riends, ace to ace. When daily school work is done, both Keeley and Janis can be seen on horseback. They ride every day and try to practice roping, usually on a hay bale. They are not the only high achievers in the Osbrink amily. The girls have a brother who is a nuclear engineer on a submarine in the US Navy, and a sister studying Creative Non-fction at Columbia College o Chicago. Their ather is a master arrier, who has also won his share o competitions. Tns Combn educton wth th at o rodo by pat Ddy T he L oop

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